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EIA releases 6W15 US coal production estimate

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Weekly production at US coal mines totaled 18.1 million short t, according to the latest weekly estimate from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) – 10% lower than last week but still 3.1% higher than the same week in 2014.

Production east of the Mississippi dropped by 900 000 short t to 7.5 million short t, while west of the river production was down to 10.6 million short t, compared to 11.7 million short t last week.

Year-to-date production remains ahead of last year’s at 103.9 million short t – 3.3% up on the same period in 2014.

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